Language Expert: Donald Trump’s Way Of Speaking Is ‘Oddly Adolescent’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Language Expert: Donald Trump’s Way Of Speaking Is ‘Oddly Adolescent’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


.>>>WELCOME BACK TO FRIDAY NIGHT BROADCAST. LET’S AGREE FOR THE SAKE OF THE NEXT CONVERSATION THAT DONALD TRUMP USES THE MOST COLORFUL LANGUAGE OF ANY PRESIDENT AT LEAST IN THE MODERN ERA AND SAYS SOME OF THE MOST QUESTIONABLE THINGS. AND THAT IS WHERE OUR NEXT GUEST COMES IN. JOHN IS A LINGUIST. HE HAS A PH.D.. HE TEACHES AT COLUMBIA. HE TOO IS COLORFUL WHEN TALKING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND SPECIFICALLY HOW THIS PRESIDENT TALKS. THAT’S WHY WE TALKED ABOUT IT WITH JOHN McWHARTER.>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>THANK YOU, BRIAN.>>I’VE BEEN WANTING TO ASK YOU, WHAT IS YOUR LING WIS TICKS DEFINITION OF THIS PRESIDENT?>>DONALD TRUMP LINGUISTIKALLY IS UNADORNED. THIS IS THE BASICS. THIS IS WHAT LANGUAGE WAS UNDOUBTEDLY LIKE WHEN IT FIRST EMERGED AMONG PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T HAVE WRITING AND WERE FIRST GETTING THEIR VERBAL SEA LEGS. THIS IS WHERE IT STARTED. AND SO IN THAT WAY, AS IN SO MANY OTHERS, DONALD TRUMP IS AN ORIGINAL.>>THAT WOULD MEAN THAT EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING HAS HAD NO EFFECT ON HIS USE OF LANGUAGE WAJ. HE’S QUICK TO REMIEPD US HE WENT TO THE BEST SCHOOLS.>>AND LEARNED NOTHING IN THEM. HE SPEAKS LIKE ONE WHO PAID NO EDUCATION TO ONE OF THE GOALS OF EDUCATION WHICH IS TO REFINE OUR SPEECH. HE USES THOSE SAME WAYS OF SPEAKING IN WHAT MOST OF US USED TO CONSIDER FORMAL.>>I THINK IN YOUR LINE OF WORK THEY CALL IT A TAG. WHEN SOMETHING IS ADDED TO THE END OF A TRADITIONAL SENTENCE. SO OFTEN HE WILL TAG A SENTENCE WITH BELIEVE ME, BELIEVE ME, AND ENFORCER. SOMETHING HE THOUGHT WAS LACKING IN THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE.>>UH-HUH. IT’S THAT HE’S REINFORCING. ALSO HE’S USING ORAL SPEECH. WE’RE CHECKING TO SEE THAT THE OTHER PERSON WE’RE SAYING, THEY’RE IN THE SAME BOAT WE ARE. THAT’S WHAT “YOU KNOW IS, ” THINGS LIKE LOL IN TEXTING. HE DOES THAT, TOO, BUT ONCE AGAIN IT’S NOT IN TEXTING, HE’S DOING IT IN FORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MEANS THAT HE NEVER LEAVES THE REALM OF THE CASUAL WHEN HE SPEAKS. WHICH IS UNLIKE EVEN SAY INDIGENOUS SOCIETIES WHERE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS READ NG AND WRITING, THERE’S ALWAYS A HIGH AND LOW WAY OF TALKING. THE CHIEF DOESN’T GET UP AND RUN HIS MOUTH, OURS DOES.>>THERE’S A FRIEND OF OUR BROADCAST WHO WORKS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND SAYS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THERE ARE VISUAL AND AUDIO TELLS THAT HE PEPPERS HIS SPEECH WITH WHERE IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING, YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING. I WANT TO RUN A MONTAGE OF A TRUMP PHRASE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW. IN HIS READING OF IT. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW FOR DONALD TRUMP MEANS I JUST LEARNED. HERE’S THE EXAMPLE.>>FRANCE IS AMERICA’S FIRST AND OLDEST ALLY. OUR FIRST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN RAN HIS FIRST F CAMPAIGN TORE PUBLIC OFFICE IN 1832. GREAT PRESIDENT. MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN KNOW HE WAS A REPUBLICAN, RIGHT? DOES ANYONE KNOW? LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE WE ARE A UNBELIEVABLY DIVIDED COUNTRY. I HAVE TO TELL YOU IT’S A UNBELIEVABLY COMPLEX SUBJECT. NOBODY KNEW HEALTH CARE COULD BE TO COMPLICATED.>>YOU’RE LAUGHING, WHY?>>THAT ASPECT OF HIM, I CAN’T SAY ANYTHING PARTICULARLY LINGUISTIC ABOUT IT. HE HAS THE NEED TO BE THE ALPHA MALE, THE IDEA MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS IS COMING FROM THE SAME WELL. THE IDEA IS HE’S ALWAYS THE ONE WHO’S ONE STEP AHEAD. IN THAT, FRANKLY, I DON’T FIND HIM LINGUISTICALLY CHALLENGED AS SOMEBODY WHO’S AUDIBLY ADOLESCENT FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S A SENIOR CITIZEN.>>WHAT ABOUT HIS OTHER FAVORITES, BELIEVE ME AND MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, OR MORE THAN WE’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE?>>SOME OF THAT IS BECAUSE THEY’RE REALLY ONLY — I’M SORRY TO SAY IT, BUT THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY THOUGHTS. AND SO OFTEN HE’S SPEAKING, AND I THINK HE RUNS OUT OF NEW INSIGHTS SO HE COVERS IT WITH THINGS LIKE BELIEVE ME OR IT CAN’T EVER BE THAT SOMETHING IS BAD, IT’S VERY BAD OR VERY, VERY BAD. THOSE ARE HIS EQUIVALENTS OF ROUGHLY, UM OR SCRATCHING HIS HEAD. I HI THE CONTENT OF WHAT HE’S SAYING IS SLIMMER THAN THE BULK OF THE VERBIAGE THAT HE SPUS OUT.>>HE’S 71 YEARS OLD NOW PRESIDENT IN A AGE OF INSTAND TAKENIOUS FACT CHECKING. HE’S NOT USED TO HIS AD-LIB BEING FACT CHECKED IN REAL TIME. DO YOU THINK HE’S BUMPED UP AGAINST THAT DYNAMIC.>>I DON’T THINK HE’LL CHANGE IN THAT WAY. HE SIMPLY HAS NO DEODORANT WEARING SUNDAY BEST WAY OF SPEAKING, THAT INCLUDES YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MORE RESPONSIBLE SENSE OF TRUTH THAN WHEN YOU’RE JUST BSING WITH YOUR PALS. WHEN WE SPEAK CASUALLY ALL THE TIME WE SAY THINGS WHERE MAYBE IF WE CHECKED UP ON IT THINGS MIGHT BE DIFFERENT. HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU CAN’T JUST TALK. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE JUST TALKING BECAUSE YOU’RE MOVING YOUR MOUTH, BUT THERE’S THIS OTHER ART THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO MASTER. HE WASN’T NRD THAT SORT OF THING IN SCHOOL. THIS IS SOMEBODY WHOS NUMBER TO THE ARTFUL. HE HAS A NARCOTIC JOY IN DISMISSAL AND BEE LITTLE MEANT RATHER THAN BUILDING AND DECORATING. AND SO HE’S GOING TO KEEP RUNNING UP AGAINST THE WALL. HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU’RE PRESIDENT YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THINGS WHICH ARE WHAT WE CALL TRUTH THINGS IN LINGUISTIC.>>ARE YOU JOINING THE INTERSECTION OF NARSY SISM AND LINGUISTIC.>>HE IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU GET SOMEBODY EXTREMELY ARTFUL AND I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY, CLINICALLY NARCISSISTIC AND TALKING ALL THE TIME TO US IN OUR HOUSES ABOUT SERIOUS THINGS. THAT’S WHAT’S SO STRIKING ABOUT LISTENING TO THIS PERSON TALK. WHAT’S UNFORTUNATE IS HOW MUCH WE’VE HAD TO LISTEN TO IT. I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD BE UNDER ANY IMPRESSION THAT IT’S GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE WE’RE IN A INFORMAL ERA. IN A WAY, HE’S A PRODUCT OF SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE MID ’60s AND IN MANY CASE IT’S IN GOOD WAYS. IN AMERICA YOU AND I WOULD HAVE HAD TO WEAR DID HE DOORA ASSEN SUITS EVEN ON HOT SUMMER DAYS, BUT SOMETHING ELSE THAT LEFT WAS YOU PUT SPEECH IN ITS SUNDAY BEST. ALL OF US FAKE IT TO A EXTENT. WE COULD HAVE PREDICTED SOMEBODY WOULD COME ALONG WHO WOULD ONLY TALK RATHER THAN SPEAK AND BECOME PRESIDERESIDENT OF THE U STATES. I DON’T THINK TRUMP IS GOING TO BE LAST IN THAT

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  1. Sounds like the dumbing down of America . If this is what's exceptable as language. I hear the right, imograts the sneak English when they can't even speak it themselves.LMBAO!!!!!

  2. policies are pretenders and lies trump is not a politician he is the people like the ones in the southern states look how blacks talk. and country people talke came from Uk look at Louisiana people accent politicians lie trump is not a protender.go by what he can do.

  3. You can Criticize Trump all you like with your polished ways, but look how much great stuff Trump has done for us all!!
    Even yesterday isis head is dead!!!

  4. Trump got elected and has done more good for the country than Obama did in 8 years. Trump uses a communications technique that is COMMONLY used in television. He repeats things. Kind of like MSNBC repeating over and over that "Trump is a mor on…Trump is a mor on…" Trump is not stupid but many democrat voters are.

  5. OMG!

    This could have easily been a comedy skit.

    That professor is my hero. He nailed Trump

    without malice and just by being factual,

    as a matter of fact. Trump articulates like a "gangsta"

    in a "B" movie. This befuddles me how such a thing has transpired.

    Truly America is the land of opportunity where even

    an imbecile can become President of the United States of America.

  6. The trump has claimed to have all the best words. Remember the week he learned the word "reciprocal"? He used it over and over and bragged about it every chance he got. Unbelievable…

  7. And you media coverage is oddly on the side of dictators and aligned with dictators of coups.God how low will you go to take down this duly elected President … So food off you scum rats…

  8. Hey, I am from the MId-West and that is exactly how we speak. Not childish but you are! I also studied linguistics but what did you study? We tell it like it is and you don't! Hopefully, again you will disappear from news. So many ignorants who think that Trump shouldn't do, this, that or anything else. Sorry, but says it like is and he get his promises kept, and I love how he bamboozled the swamp congress about their long noses not knowing about the dying of the real ISIS you know what and he committed suicide in a cave. Karma does eventually catch up and will to the democrat communists and the fake news idiots.

  9. I rather have a transparent president than one who pretends to be “polished”. Underneath that polish you’ll find things that would make you sick. Mr “Linguist “ MSLSD couldn’t wait to put you on. President Trump worked around construction & was around regular people who didn’t have to put on a show, just as much as he was around the phony elites. He loves the regular people even more. His IQ is genius level. Don’t say he never learned anything. As citizen Trump everyone wanted to be his friend. Hollywood even gave him a show. Those who are brainwashed by the media LIES & negative 24/7 coverage shouldn’t be sheep & fall for this. There is a campaign against him because he is going to get rid of the corrupt people in DC & expose Crimes Against Humanity which people in politics, corporations, especially Hollywood, even churches are guilty of. Those speaking loudest are in fear. If a person can’t realize all President Trump has done literally on his own, with so many corrupt people, including people that just hate America & are globalists (research Agenda 21 & Agenda 30) who would make the regular people in America be under the rule of elite socialists (dictators) & decide for people what they should do- from what to eat, not having cars; and the WORST—No freedoms or liberty. Think about the oppressive countries like China or Cuba. There is no such thing as non corrupt “Socialism “. Those at the top never let the population get ahead. They will control every aspect of your life. You will never be allowed to protest. Think about that. JFK tried to expose this evil, pray that Trump is successful with GOD backing him. (And GOD IS with Trump). GOD chooses people for HIS own reasons. I trust GOD & HIS anointed. I voted for a president not a saint or perfect person. There are none. When the truth comes out people will be shocked. Trump 2020. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🏻🙏🏻

  10. This linguist is suspect! Micro expression analysis suggest he is lying.

    Also the way he enunciated ORAL is creepy!!

  11. Everyone in the USA seems to have a PHD!!! I would like to see just half of the claims , would tell a very different verbal story . Lay million on it!!!!!

  12. Well he may not speak ebonics but at least he knows how to dress.The professor should pickup something at the thrift store and be more presentable.

  13. Trump lies all day everyday. So his speech pattern is used to push those lies. Droning along and repeating himself because he's speaking to idiots.

  14. In the old days of journalism, this would not be news. Under the new social-media driven "yellow journalism", however, telling us how to FEEL — telling us every single day who is "bad" and who is "good" — is a daily occurrence. And that's rather "adolescent" in its own right.

  15. Some people say that the Miami Airport is the largest airport in the world. The words of a man without objective realty.

  16. Two years later and this is still hilarious. The linguist called him an orangutan straight from the get-go. And 2 years later… Trump hasn't improved much.

    BTW is not the words he knows… it's how he puts them all together 🤣 Especially after he demeaned and insulted President Obama for years (one of the best orators). And the last Repub President, W. Bush, was an unparalleled gaffe machine.

  17. "And he learned nothing in them"….😂😂😂💀The man has such a limited vocabulary it's terrifying Best part: "A narcotic joy in dismissal and belittlement" Spot on!!!! and this beginning of somethin new is a COMPLETE lack of respect for education Just having strong uninformed opinions and speaking loud and aggressively is the new normal and also what his supporters mean when they say "He tells it like it is" No, he tells it like he FEELS, even if its easily verified to be factually inaccurate

  18. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156142684942536&set=a.10153227053352536&type=3&eid=ARCR5Kp3ph1CQH0WgwIPLboDR1XcXL6v8PTkUEink7FGMyITv4u438ouKoL-MfNeIlVn74OnhObdyqVs

  19. I'm currently studying a double degree of a 'Bachelor of Arts: Linguistics and Creative Writing' and my sweet lord, this sunburnt orange fundamentally does not understand language and communication. Not just the English language but the core functions of language in and of itself he is below the norms of communication, Professor McWhorter states it well in his example of native tribes who do not have written language but still have a 'language hierarchy' between the formal and informal means of language.

  20. What if we could take Donald Trump out of this election in his own Primary? Actually….we can.
    Democrats vote Bill Weld in the Republican Primary!

    Don't you want to see his most epic Twitter Tantrum ever? Please Share & Promote this everywhere.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/903545553361441/

  21. Okay, Trump to English

    Nobody knew=Everybody but me knew.

    Bad for the country (notice how I didn't incorrectly capitalize that)=Bad for me.

    Many people are talking about this=The voices in my head are talking about this.

  22. This is good. Trump is his own man. He is going to do what is right. I am a black man and this brother is well trained by the universities. Trump is using the right tools to dig a hole. To shovel crap, you must use the right tool are get crap on you. This brother must be a democrat. Get a gag ball.

  23. How is this news? Anything with more than a few million brain cells can hear/see that trumps use of language; syntax; and his reading comprehension is childish. The only thing odd about this is that 150 million something Americans couldn't see this for themselves; that's what's odd here. And people wonder why the Dems/Indy's want a better educational system and the GOP puts Devos in charge… -insert eye-roll here. Drumpf is a freaking sociopath that got his daddy's money; he is incapable of healthy human emotion, empathy, and growth. The thing that worries me most is that few people can pick out a sociopath, after having him in their lives for far to long.

  24. No other president has prompted so many experts to analyze him so extensively to try to explain or make sense of what we’re experiencing. Such is what happens when a caveman inhabits the WH

  25. we don't value intellectuals or artists (people who think deeply or deal with nuance and subtly in emotion and expression) anymore in the US, or, not we, but mainstream culture, and in terms of what is financially rewarded, in general. We have a culture of celebrity and sound bites now. Trump went to the top of that because he is that. We should fix it.

  26. Dump speaks constantly like a real estate/hotel/holiday ad. Everything he says is “the biggest, best, most incredible, bigly, huge, blah blah blah”. I want my money back please!

  27. Strange how it's ok for left leaning folks to make derogatory remarks about someone with a possible speech impediment … but the target of their derision is the bad man? … go figure.

  28. LOL. You people who buy into this nonsense bring me great joy. Thank you for being so easy to manipulate. I love to read your reactions…. keep them coming.

  29. He’s not bogged down with all the politically correct disguised B S that most politicians hide behind. GET IT??
    Hey isn’t that Lyin’ Brian calling the kettle black??

  30. Haha hilarious. Bulkage of verbiage he spews out. Numb to the artful. Clinically narcissistic. Talking all the time. What's unfortunate is how much we have to listen to him.

    Most people wouldn't understand if he used words past the first grade, believe me.

  31. Oh sure, this is an unbiased observer.
    Just read Trump's books, and you'll find out why he speaks as he doe. He tells you exactly how to speak to an audience you wish to get a message over to, which is in plain and simple language, using as many simple, one-syllable, well-known words as possible.

    Never talk down to your audiences. Speak up to them. Never talk at your audiences. Speak to them.

    Learn to repeat important points, oftentimes in line after line. He points out the fact that great poets and writers very often repeat over and over the theme or the hook of their pieces, in order to sear it in their readers' and listeners' minds.

    Try going over the Beatles' many lyrics, with rhymes like "he and me and the." The first two lines in "Let it Be" they end with the rhyming words "me" and "be," which are two of the most used up rhyming words in music history. Look at their lyrics and try to forget that three geniuses (George, John, and Paul) wrote the majority of them, and you'll think that some 3rd grader wrote them. Most lyricists would discard them after reading a few lines.

    Notice the first verse of "Hard Days Night."
    "It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
    It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
    But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
    Will make me feel alright

    The rhymes are night, night, and alright; the other one is dog and log. I mean no serious writer would use those they are so burned up and childish. But they worked because they were indeed simple, as were the lyrics. Every human can relate to working like a dog and sleeping like a log, although that analogy has been used a million times.

    Remember, Trump declared to his dad in the 1970s that he was going to make himself a "human marketing machine." He told his dad, "We're building some great buildings, but no one knows about them. We have to get the word out, and I'm going to do that in part by using the free advertising the media offer us. I'm going to make the Trump name a worldwide brand, by plastering it on every building we build… etc." All of these things he did. He used much of the same marketing to get elected president, except, of course, excluding Putin's being the one who really put him in office. Ha!

    So the poster of this video, of course, meant to make Trump look stupid, but he's the stupid one for not understanding that this man has thought out his speech and his speech patterns long ago, and they were one of the things that helped get him elected.

  32. Coming from a man who is supposed to be a language expert, yet can't recognize his own lissssp. Shush. Sit down, and shhhhh. Or, ssssss🤫 maybe is how you might better understand it? Lol. That was nothing nothing nothing EXPERT and everything OPINION. A bit irritated with the wasted time I'll never get back for watching this, not to mention posting a comment but I'm already in too deep so mine as well give y'all an HONEST insight on this stupid video here. I feel good about being able to say that my words are OPINION and OPINION ALONE. No expert. Just sayin. K. I'm done now.

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